Anybody compare/ride the new WR to Kawi's KLX? I was set to replace my 98 (unkillable tractor!) WR400 with the new 450, but I'm seeing rave reviews on the KLX, only lukewarm on the WR. I've owned 4 Yammy's & hate to think I'd turn green, but...
It's funny the review in Dirtrider put the WR dead last. I read the article over and over and found all the things they said about the WR made my realize that it was just one more reason to buy a WR. They described it as smooth, vanilla, electric, nothing stood out, etc. I originally wanted an 450X since I had a CR500AF and wanted power on a smaller yet simular scale. But I forgot WHY I was bying a bike of this sort to begin with. I want low maintenance, and SMOOTH electric power. But when I twist it and want power it will be there.
Another one was everyone that had one raved about it's reliability. My bud had a wr400 and he went on one last ride before he was going to rebuild it..it blow up!! BUT, he only adjusted valves once AND he had 30,000 miles on it.
I'm just learning about 4 strokes but it's looking like the WR couple modern 4 stroke engineering with XR type of reliability.
I pick mine up this week..hope I like it:thumbsup: